Chapter 18: GST Rate & HSN code for Chocolate & Cocoa Products

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Chapter 18
GST
HSN Codes & GST Rates

GST Rates & HSN Code for Cocoa Powder, Beans, Paste, Butter, Chocolate & other Food Product containing Cocoa are mentioned in Chapter 18.

GST Rates & HSN Code for Chocolate and other Cocoa products under chapter 18 are summarized in following table:

HSN Code

Description

Rate (%)

Effective From

CESS (%)

Related Export / Import HSN Code

1801

Cocoa beans whole or broken, raw or roasted

5

28/06/2017

 

18010000

1802

Cocoa shells, husks, skins and other cocoa waste

5

28/06/2017

 

18020000

1804

Cocoa butter, fat and oil

18

14/11/2017

 

18040000

1805

Cocoa powder, not containing added sugar or sweetening matter

18

14/11/2017

 

18050000

1803

Cocoa paste whether or not de-fatted

5

28/06/2017

 

18031000, 18032000

1806

Chocolate and other food preparations containing cocoa

18

14/11/2017

 

18061000, 18062000, 18063100, 18063200, 18069010, 18069020, 18069030, 18069040, 18069090

Disclaimer: Rates given above for chocolate and other Cocoa items are mentioned according to 31st GST board meeting held on 22nd December 2018. There might be variations because of Government’s most recent updates.  Against each rate, you must check the “Effective from” date mentioned herein. On the off chance that you have to check a rates earlier than “Effective from”, you can keep an eye on government site.

 

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FAQs

What is the GST rate on chocolates and other cocoa products?

GST Rates Cocoa Products & Chocolates depend on their HSN Codes based on their description. The GST rates on Cocoa Products & Chocolates are from 5 to 28%.

When HSN code is mandatory in GST?

From the second year of GST operations, mentioning a 2-digit chapter level HSN code will be mandatory for all taxpayers with turnover between Rs. 1.5 crore and Rs. 5 crores in the previous financial year.

How many digits are there in HSN & SAC code?

The HSN Code is an 8 digit number and SAC Code is a 6 digit number. It is to be mentioned in the GST Invoice and GST Return.

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